Bordeaux wine harvest

Cold, damp and difficult more or less sums up Bordeaux 2013. At one point, Pichon Baron’s Christian Seely found himself in a muddy rain-sodden vineyard in Pauillac, ‘staring at so…

Pauillac 2013, Chateau Latour 2013

My Left Bank wine of the vintage. Superb cassis fruit from 89.9% Cabernet Sauvignon yet almost...

Floods Bordeaux

The key to finding quality in Bordeaux 2013 lies in understanding the weather says Bordeaux resident John Salvi MW, who argues that global warming is going to force producers to…

En Primeur 2013

Don't be too hard on the Bordeaux 2013 vintage, says Jeannie Cho Lee MW, who argues winemakers have rediscovered a long forgotten balance between light tannins and acidity that offers…

En Primeur 2013,

Forget about buying Bordeaux 2013 en primeur, says Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier, but our experts say there will still be plenty of wines to enjoy in this 'drinking vintage'…

St Julien 2013, Chateau Gruaud Larose 2013

See Decanter experts' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Château Gruaud Larose 2009.

en primeur 2013

Bordeaux chateaux are preparing to display their 2013 vintage for critics knowing that consumers are wary and some of their own recent back-vintages are as cheap as they have ever